Stories by Tom Krazit

AMD aims for four-core Opterons by 2007

Advanced Micro Devices put a quad-core server processor on its road map and promised to upgrade its software investments, as it outlined on Tuesday its general technology direction for the next couple of years.

AMD's legal chief lays out antitrust strategy

Papers are flying in legal offices around the world as a result of Advanced Micro Devices's (AMD) antitrust lawsuit against Intel, filed earlier this year. The case is not expected to come to trial until next year -- assuming it isn't settled by then -- but lawyers for both sides are formulating their arguments as documents and data start to flow from the almost 40 hardware industry companies subpoenaed by AMD.

IBM releases Cell software developer's kit

IBM and Sony have released a software developer's kit intended to help developers write games and other software for future products based on the multicore Cell processor, the companies announced Wednesday.

Palm CEO reiterates commitment to Palm OS

The unrest among Palm OS developers over Palm's forthcoming Windows Mobile-based Treo smart phone has prompted Palm President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Colligan to pen a letter to Palm's developer community with promises to continue releasing Palm OS products.

XO cuts the wires to start a wireless business

XO Communications will sell its wireline networking business to an entity owned by XO's chief shareholder in a bid to erase XO's debt and create a new company focused on wireless broadband, the company announced Friday.

HP brings Unix to blades with Itanium

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday unveiled its first blade server based on Intel's Itanium 2 processor, allowing customers to run HP-UX on one of the company's blade servers for the first time.

Supreme Court denies RIM a stay as appeal considered

The U.S. Supreme Court will not delay NTP's patent-infringement case against Research in Motion (RIM) while the court considers whether to hear RIM's appeal, sending the case back to a lower court in Virginia where an injunction against the sale of BlackBerry devices in the U.S. might be imposed.

New company to use Power for low-power chips

A group of chip industry veterans is expected to introduce their new company, P.A. Semi, at In-Stat/MDR's Fall Processor Forum, along with a new low-power chip based on IBM's Power architecture.

Intel alters server processor roadmap

Intel has announced several changes to its road map for server processors, delaying its first dual-core Itanium 2 processor and replacing a future multicore Xeon processor with a new design that eliminates the performance penalty of shared connections to a chipset.

Ballmer eyes Linux, Google users

Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, claims the company has ironed out all of the security problems in its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system so that users can consider adopting it the first day it is released. For the most part.